Hi­-tech cameras to capture traffic rules violations near Noida stadium

Four cameras installed at the crossing are censor-based and can detect violations. These are to be made operational by senior superintendent of police Ajay Pal Sharma on Wednesday.

noida Updated: Aug 22, 2018 14:01 IST
Snehil Sinha
Snehil Sinha
Hindustan Times, Noida
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A view of the cameras installed by the traffic police at the Noida Stadium crossing, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Traffic rules violations such as riding without helmet, triple riding, speeding, crossing the stop line at traffic signals and jumping the red light will now be caught by cameras installed at the Noida Stadium intersection.

Four cameras installed at the crossing are censor-based and can detect violations. These are to be made operational by senior superintendent of police Ajay Pal Sharma on Wednesday.

Each camera costs around Rs 60,000 and was installed last month. Similar technology will be used at the Sector 31/25 intersection where 12 cameras have been installed for recording traffic violations.

“We have been checking the performance of cameras for a month. The censor-based cameras are able to record triple riding and helmet violations — these were offences that could not be caught by cameras before,” Anil Kumar Jha, superintendent of police (traffic), said on Tuesday.

During the trial phase, about 13,000 violations were recorded in less than a week, from August 13 to 20. Most of these violations were of crossing the stop line at the intersection, which is usually not recorded by cameras or even manually by police personnel. No fines have been issued for jumping the stop line in the past four years, though a penalty of ₹100 can be imposed for this offence.

The other traffic violation that needs to be checked is triple riding on two-wheelers.

Jha said traffic personnel usually ignore this offence as they are busy managing congestion and penalising riders for other offences. Once cameras start recording this violation, it would help generate more e-challans, and also curb the offence.

“People also do not follow the stop line and always cross it and stop at the red light. This blocks the zebra crossing. While it is a traffic violation, it’s one of the most ignored offences,” Jha said.

In a meeting with all traffic personnel on Tuesday, the SP asked them to focus on e-challans rather than physically stopping violators, to avoid conflicts. In the past month, two incidents of traffic personnel being abused or thrashed have been reported.

Cameras are being used to record traffic violations at the Sector 31/25 crossing, Sector 57 intersection, elevated road, Noida-Greater Noida expressway and Jewar toll plaza. These are CCTV and red light violation detection (RLVD) cameras.

Approximately 2.5 lakh traffic violations have been recorded via cameras since January this year. Penalty of Rs 4 crore have been imposed for all violations, of which Rs 30 lakh has been realised.

First Published: Aug 22, 2018 14:01 IST